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Helen & Lee

We have worked with Helen from Honeysuckle and Castle for many years, so when it was time for Helen to plan her own big day we knew it wouldn’t disappoint!

Helen and Lee’s Wedding was held at the elegant Kedleston Hall with their reception held in a stunning tipi within the grounds of the grand hall – which was a first for Kedleston. Helen and Lee celebrated their wedding surrounded by incredible countryside views, in a magnificent floral styled tipi with all their friends and family. Here is Helen to tell us all about it;

“We both fell in love with Kedleston Hall many years ago. Not only do we love the history and architectural design of Kedleston Hall, we also love exploring the 800 acres of magnificent grounds with our little boy – we simply love the outdoors!

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Kedleston Hall is a blank canvas and therefore gave us the opportunity to create our very own wedding – 100% personal to us which was obviously very appealing. Lee and I wanted to combine our style, personalities and our love for the great outdoors with the romantic grandeur of Kedleston Hall. The elegance of the interior of Kedleston Hall creates such a romantic ambience and complimented the theme of our wedding perfectly plus the interior is spectacular with its marble pillars, distinctive blue wallpaper, intricate gold trimmings and hidden little treasures showing a true tale of romance.

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Lee and I married within the domed Saloon central to the hall and opted to continue our celebrations within the grounds in a tipi. Although we had two separate venues, we wanted the same style to flow throughout to connect the two. We chose the blue from the distinctive wallpaper as our base colour adding touches of gold and dusky pink along the way.

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We chose to use a lot of flowers for our styling. With the help of my amazing sister, the florist of the family, we went a little crazy and created larger than life arrangements. I was really keen on creating an ambience with floral scents. I wanted the tipis to not only look amazing but smell amazing too! We had so many comments on the flowers and how fabulous they looked; we even had a flower wall courtesy of Fabric Theatre created to sit behind the top table; it looked incredible and was a real talking point.

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Our caterers, Black Peppermint did an amazing job and not only provided the superb food but also worked with the other suppliers to ensure the entire day and evening ran seamlessly. I cannot recommend the team at Black Peppermint enough and the singing waiters were a real shock for all our guests and just topped the whole dining experience off.

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We were so fortunate to work with the best suppliers in the wedding industry for our wedding day … A big thank you to Just Ben for getting everyone up on the dancefloor (and keeping them there!) plus being our master of ceremony; Jo & Peter at Dennisson Classic Cars for providing the wonderful cars and Cathy at Oehlers for presenting us with the most treasured images of our special day which we will cherish forever. There are far too many amazing wedding suppliers to mention each and every one but they are all listed and I want to say a huge thank you to you all. Lee and I had the most magical day; if only we could do it all again!”

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We wanted to create a relaxed and fun setting for our reception, and we knew that with the help of Peaktipis we could create this! The tipi was surrounded with stunning panoramic views, a quaint orangery and small treed areas to explore, it really was a breathtaking location that our guests thoroughly enjoyed. The setting was everything I could wish for and more.

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Venue – Kedleston Hall & Peaktipis
Catering – Black Peppermint Food Company
Florist – Sally Castle of Honeysuckle & Castle
Flower Wall – Fabric Theatre
String Quartet – Derventio Quartet
Master of Ceremonies & Reception Singer – Just Ben
Evening Entertainer – DJ Figa
Prop Hire – Posh Props & Mad Philomena
Cake – April Delights
Photographer – Oehlers Photography
Videographer – Our Wedding Videographer
Make up – VP Pro Makeup
Bridesmaids Hair – Lilly Monroe’s
Brides Hair – Browns Hair, Draycott
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Veil – Lori G
Suits – Brigdens
Bridesmaids Skirts – Frock, Nottingham. Tops – Asos
Linen – Wedding Event Design Studio
Car – Dennisson Classic Cars
Singing Waiters – The Singing Waiters
Acrade Games – Discomania UK
Fun Fair Games – Traditional Fairground Co
Dancefloor & LOVE letters – Distinct Event Solutions
Deck Chair’s – Amanda Hamilton Interior Design

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